Free / low-cost activities for you to do at home with your children, or for them to explore on their own. Whether you’re at home or on the move, there’s loads to keep them busy.

Activity Links

Medway Council – Home Learning Resources

Get advice and tips on looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak. Medway offer lots of free resources and activities for you, your children and as a family.

The Big Draw

The Big Draw manages research projects, campaigns and educational conferences on visual literacy, digital technology and STEAM. The charity supports professional and emerging artists through its national art prize, The John Ruskin Prize and exhibition, and through events, awards, and competitions, creating platforms for each and everyone who wants to draw.

Family Learning Festival 2021

The Family Learning Festival is a national celebration to mark and inspire a love of learning in family life. It takes place in October every year. It is co-ordinated by the Campaign for Learning, the organisation that aims to build a culture of learning everywhere.

Change 4 Life

Kids need to be active for 60 minutes a day. From our fun 10 Minute Shake Up games to information about active hobbies and sports, here’s everything you need to get your family moving!

Words for Life

Provides parents, children and young people with activities and support to improve their language, literacy and communication skills from home.

Literacy Trust

We provide a range of evidence-based training, interventions, programmes and resources to support teachers and practitioners to enable children to move forward and develop their skills.

Easy art activities for kids to do at home

Encourage creativity and artistic expression with these fun, easy art activities for kids, including watercolour paintings, craft stick projects, simple stamped art, and more.

Comic Relief –Family Challenge

A terrible crime has been committed. An evil super villain by the name of Doomy McGloomy has stolen Britain’s laughter. It’s no laughing matter and we’ve never needed that laughter more. We know there’s only one family brave and brilliant enough to defeat him –yours. Join the secret services and travel the world from the comfort of your living room.

National Numeracy

National Numeracy is an independent charity established in 2012 to help raise low levels of numeracy among both adults and children and to promote the importance of everyday maths skills. We aim to challenge negative attitudes, influence public policy and offer practical ways of helping adults and children improve their numeracy -in the community, the workplace and formal education.

Things to do outside with kids UK

After more than a year of ‘stay at home’, we now have a summer of ‘be outside’. And we’re all pretty chuffed the weather is playing ball –especially parents. Nearly four in five think playing outside will be really important for their child’s wellbeing this summer, given more than half say their kids have been more lonely during the pandemic, according to a survey by the NSPCC. That’s why it couldn’t be more important to get outside while the weather is behaving. Here are a few things that could keep you (and your kids) busy.

10 minute shake up

Change4Life and Disney have teamed up to bring you play-along games inspired by your favourite Disney and Pixar characters. These 10-minute bursts of fun will really get your kids moving and count towards the 60 active minutes they need every day!

Indoor activities for kids

Stuck at home with the kids? Don’t worry, it will be fun! We’ve come up with 100 awesome indoor activities for kids that you can do without leaving the house. From the good, old, classic indoor games such as Charades and Hide and Seek, to fun crafts at home, and a whole lot more, there’s enough here to keep your little ones entertained for days on end.

Cosmic Kids

Every week, millions of kids do our yoga and mindfulness sessions on video in class and at home. And thousands of teachers that we’ve trained lead classes in their own communities. We’re doing what we can to make yoga and mindfulness fun for kids -so they can enjoy the physical, mental and emotional benefits early.

Body Buddies

The Body Buddies are here to help to combat child obesity –

We are the Body Buddies. We are the Super Heroes that live in your bodies and keep you strong, fit and healthy. We’re going to show you what jobs we do and how you can keep us happy. The happier we are the healthier you are! Support our kids to live a healthier life.

Activities from the art room

At Place2Be we believe that art is a creative tool to develop resilience and connect with others. Our Art Room team are specialists in using art to support and enhance children and young people’s wellbeing. During the lockdown period, the team created a series of free projects for primary aged children to make at home or school together with parents, carers or teachers. The creative projects can help adults and children to nurture their relationships whilst having fun making art together.

FullTime Meal

No child should ever go to bed hungry. We are stopping hunger in its tracks. Fun easy recipe videos for children created by Marcus Rashford and Chef Tom Kerridge

Little Sports

Interactive workout videos for children.

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